Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2010 15:29:14 -0700
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From: "Debbie M. Decker" <dmdecker**At_Symbol_Here**UCDAVIS.EDU>
Subject: Re: Reproductive Health and Safety in a Biotech
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Check out a recent addit ion to our website: ironmental-health-safety/reproductive-safety-1/reproductive-safety  ; There are some forms, information and links to other resources, etc.  We don’t have a specific training on this topic, but do provide this website for supervisors and employees of child-bearing age.  For radiation workers , there’s an elaborate process, required by the NRC and the conditions of our broad s cope license.




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University of California, Davis
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From: DCHAS-L Discu ssion List [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Danielle Boren
Sent: Wednesday, March 31, 2010 1:41 PM
To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Reproductive Health and Safety in a Biotech< /o:p>

Hello Al l,

I’ m wondering if anyone has dealt with training scientists (chemists and biologists) on potential reproductive hazards in the laboratory.

I work f or a biotech company, and currently we have 7 pregnant employees (110 employees total). All of these employees are in the medicinal chemistry group.  It has been my experience that the pregnant employees are very cautious and knowledgeable about the hazards they are working with, however not all of t heir co-workers are.

My compa ny would like me to present a training or seminar of some sort that educates and inf orms all laboratory workers of the reproductive hazards they work with.

Has anyo ne else done this before? Any resources or suggestions?

Thank yo u.

Danielle M. Boren

Laboratory Safety Manager

Senomyx, Inc.

4767 Nexus Center Dr. San Diego, Ca 92121

858-646-8357 office

858-404-0752 fax

858-401-2374 mobile

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